Students will determine the heat loss and heat gain in a residential or small commercial building, which would allow a technician to determine what size equipment and to select and size heating and cooling duct work and diffusers.
This course teaches electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capabilities that are usable in real life applications. Students will also study heat pumps and a variety of applications in which they are feasible.
This course teaches the fundamentals of air
conditioning and how the components of the system work together to perform the
cooling process. This includes an
examination of types of systems, and detailed look at the types and performance
of evaporators and compressors.
This course covers instruction in the proper use and application of various hand and power tools used in the sheet metal trade. Sheet metal trade and tool safety is also covered in this unit. Students will be introduced to different sheet metal types and their proper applications as well as mechanical drawing. Students will develop and lay out patterns for sheet metal to be cut and formed.
This course covers instruction in the many types of furnace duct work and proper application of various duct fittings. Proper application and installation of furnace air distribution systems is also covered. Instruction on Type B galvanized sheet metal vent pipe and components is given and the proper sizing and installation of this metal piping is covered. Sheet metal math such as perimeter, area, and volume is also included in this course.
This course covers the proper evaluation and installation of mid and high efficiency furnaces. Fuel oil burner breakdown, maintenance, and installations are covered in this course. Instruction is given on the proper sizing and installation of natural gas and propane gas distribution pipelines. Alternate warm air heat sources, types, and installations are also taught. Proper trade practices of the HVAC technician, heat system analysis, and maintenance are also covered in this course.
This course covers instruction and application of various materials of the sheet metal trade. Students are also instructed in the forming and use of different seams and edges required for various applications. Instruction and proper application of methods of joining sheet metal such as riveting, welding, brazing, and soldering is also covered.
This course offers instruction and application of
basic house wiring and theory. The
student is also introduced to the heating trade and to the theory of proper
furnace installation. Reasons for human
comfort and discomfort as it pertains to forced air heat are discussed.
Troubleshooting of disturbing and distressing noises and conditions as well as
indoor air quality is also covered in this course.